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5 June 2017
As the UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 in New York starts, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "It is vital that this meeting is a game changer – both for the health of the oceans and for the people who depend on them."
1 June 2017
In response to US President Trump's announcement that the United States has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "US President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will be a huge blow to the United States' economy and its global standing. It directly contradicts the president's aims for America to be great again and play a lead role on the world stage.
4 April 2017
As the United Nations' Green Climate Fund board meets on 4 April, IIED director Andrew Norton said: "The Green Climate Fund needs to seize this crucial opportunity and ensure money is used more effectively by directly channelling it to poor communities."
7 March 2017
Less than 10 per cent of money committed under international climate funds to help developing countries take action on climate change is estimated to be directed at the local level, new analysis reveals as the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance meets in Bonn, Germany today
19 November 2016
A lack of urgency at COP22 means that the poorest countries in the world must wait a further two years before key decisions are made on how to put the Paris Agreement into action, says IIED director Andrew Norton
15 November 2016
IIED's climate change head has welcomed the appointment of the new chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, Gebru Jember Endalew
10 November 2016
As Donald Trump wins the US election, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for the United States to continue to be a leader in the fight against climate change
3 November 2016
As the Paris Agreement enters into force, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for the voices of the most vulnerable to be heard, and for a timetable for action to be agreed
14 October 2016
Nearly 200 million people living in cities across the world lack access to electricity. Greater commitment to financing energy and other basic services is needed to help tackle urban poverty and make cities engines of economic growth, new research reveals ahead of the UN's Habitat III meeting in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October
4 October 2016
The European Union's ratification of the Paris Agreement is a "huge step forward", says IIED director Andrew Norton, but the poorest countries, who are most affected by climate change, must be included in key discussions
14 September 2016
A group of national government, business and community leaders have embarked on a programme of sector reform that will turn the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector into a responsible, inclusive, rights-based engine for sustainable development in Ghana
23 June 2016
Eighteen indigenous mountain communities call for support to strengthen traditional natural resource management systems
9 June 2016
An international delegation from more than 15 of the world's Least Developed Countries will be in London on 13 June to explore how they can use the opportunities presented by the global agreement on Sustainable Development Goals to lift themselves out of poverty
26 May 2016
A report published on 26 May by the Global Green Growth Institute in partnership with IIED and the Green Economy Coalition calls on development stakeholders to pursue environmentally sustainable, economic growth that is pro-poor and socially inclusive
23 May 2016
Deborah Harris is "excited to combine my commercial experience with my passion for sustainable development” after being appointed as IIED's new chief operating officer
10 May 2016
Research shared at a workshop in Yangon with government officials, private sector and civil society organisations shows that, at most, only 34 per cent of the population has access to grid quality electricity, and 38,000 villages have no electricity at all. The findings are the early results from research carried out by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, IIED, and the Institute for Essential Services Reform
5 May 2016
Scientists from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar are calling on their countries to develop a shared plan for sustainably managing the hilsa fishery
28 April 2016
The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10), closed on 28 April in Bangladesh urging NGOs, infrastructure investors and government to work with community federations for mainstreaming local level adaptation and ensuring that finance reaches those most vulnerable to climate change in urban settlements
23 March 2016
Minerals Commission and partners spearhead participatory reform in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector
24 February 2016
Plans agreed by the world's governments in 2015 to address climate change and eradicate poverty currently do little to meet the needs of more than half the world's population, say experts from the International Institute for Environment and the Green Economy Coalition
28 January 2016
A diverse group of national and community leaders will collaborate to turn Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector into an engine for growth and equity
30 November 2015
The cost of all 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) implementing their post-2020 climate action plans, is estimated to be around US$93 billion a year, says a paper published by IIED
26 November 2015
Extreme poverty and climate change impacts, both already affecting millions of people worldwide, can be overcome by ambitious, climate-resilient development designed to tackle global inequality, say the organisations behind Development & Climate Days (D&C Days) – an issue at the very heart of this year’s critical UN climate change summit in Paris
18 November 2015
Researchers at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are calling on negotiators at Paris COP21 to ensure that the most vulnerable people – including mountain communities – are given special attention in a robust and binding climate treaty next month
14 November 2015
Following the recent ‘pre-COP’ (Conference of the Parties) ministerial meeting, the chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group is calling on the G20 to further the discussions and push for greater ambition ahead of the COP21 climate change negotiations